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grannyannie - Friday Dec 20, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Was pretty good yesterday. Felt really hungry and had two extra oatcakes, so went to 1400 cals for the day. 

Going to a party on a local ferry tonight - only about one hour and we'll have a drink or two. Then to dinner at a Spanish restaurant with our friends. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12   

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: tea w/low fat milk at the gym cafe
  • L:  low fat hummous on toast, soy yogurt, small banana
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

Dinner out. Calories unknown. 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/20/2013:
Enjoy your dinner with friends. Do Oatcakes fill you up ? Is it that Styrofoam or is it something you make from scratch ?

grannyannie on 12/21/2013:
Rough oatcakes are filling. I don't make my own, I buy Scottish brand.

grannyannie on 12/21/2013:
Rough oatcakes are filling. I don't make my own, I buy Scottish brand.


thinkpositive on 12/20/2013:
Sounds like a nice evening. Have fun!

grannyannie on 12/21/2013:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 19, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Nice to see a lot of you returning to DD! It was far too quiet here.

Stuck to calories the last two days since returning from our trip. Didn't do the upper body workout yesterday but will do it today.

Huge wind and rain storm last night, am sure it was gusting at least 80mph. Not really wanting to go out in it today even though it's not nearly as windy. Forecast for heavy rain and gales up to 90mph today. 

Workout at home:
  • 45 mins tae bo/jump rope/jumping jacks
  • exercise bike - will try for about 30 mins       
Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S: post workout: small banana
  • L:  carrot and coriander soup, 2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, soy yogurt, apple
  • D: veggie chili and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pinapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1291
 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/19/2013:
Afternoon, Annie !

grannyannie on 12/19/2013:
Hiya Ohio!


thinkpositive on 12/19/2013:
Carrot and coriander soup sounds delicious! You are back on track!

grannyannie on 12/20/2013:
It was delicious - made it myself. :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

No gym today as I had a phone appointment this morning with the US Social Security Admin office in London. Did my application by phone. I'll be 62 in Feb!  I'm not inclined to want to go outside today as it's very rainy and windy, so I'll do my sweating at home. I'll go to the gym tomorrow and get back into my routines.  

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell
  • squats with dumbbells
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell
Cardio: 
  • 45 mins Tae bo/jump rope
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, soy yogurt, grapes, clementines
  • D:  Scottish Cullen Skink (soup made with smoked fish and potatoes, 3 oatcakes, salad, diluted orange/pineapple 
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1210 cals

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/18/2013:
I'm not far behind you in age Annie. I hope we're still friends, and you're still kicking Ass and eating porridge for many years to come. Have a Great Day !

grannyannie on 12/18/2013:
Aye, still pals, Ohio!! And I hope to be kicking ass for many years to come!


thinkpositive on 12/18/2013:
Good that you are getting your SS application going. Good job on the exercise!

grannyannie on 12/19/2013:
Thanks! Was surprised to learn that my husband who has never lived or worked in the US is also entitled as a spouse to 50% of the amount I'll get!



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Not updating weight!     Really enjoyed our visit to see grandson and hubby's daughter up in Inverness. As is typical, I overindulged. Back on track today. It's only 4 1/2 weeks to Thailand.

Isn't he a doll?

We got back at 8.30 last night so had to shop this morning as our cupboards were bare. Husband needed to buy some things to fix our leaky garage roof so I couldn't get in a gym workout and shop as well. Will do at least my lower body routines this afternoon. Tomorrow morning I've got my phone appointment with the SS office in London to apply for my social security from the US. So I'll either go to the gym in the afternoon or I'll do tae bo/jump rope at home. 

Planned workout at home (lower): 

  • side dips w/dumbbell
  • squats with dumbbells
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat hummous on whole wheat seeded toast, soy yogurt, 2 oranges
  • D: husband doesn't know what he's making yet but I'll make sure mine portion is not more than 400 calories,salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  about 1200

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 12/17/2013:
He is so cute! So excited about your trip to Thailand! The only resort we went to was Phuket which was wonderful. Good to get back here- you were always so supportive.

grannyannie on 12/17/2013:
Thanks! Hope you are doing well.


biscottibody59 on 12/17/2013:
Glad your trip went well--very sweet pic!



grannyannie - Monday Dec 16, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Back home from visiting grandson. Will get on the scale in the morning to check the damage and will be seriously back on track.  

 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

V on 12/16/2013:
Hello Annie!!! I missed you so much <3 I hope you had an awesome visit with your grandson :)

grannyannie on 12/16/2013:
V!! Missed you! Enjoyed visit with grandson. What a doll!


OhioRaven on 12/17/2013:
Stay tough, Annie.



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 12, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Last 3 days doing intense workouts at the gym, so working out at home today. Travelling tomorrow.

Workout at home:
  • 45 mins tae bo/jump rope/jumping jacks
Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell
  • squats with dumbbells
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  2 oranges
  • L:  chicken breast/lite mayo on wheat wrap, banana, soy yogurt
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange pineapple 
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1296

 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 12/14/2013:
Looks like you are doing real well with your workouts. Hope you are having a good day.



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Very quiet here. Missing many of you. 
 
Determined not to indulge when we go to Glasgow and Inverness for 4 days to see hubby's grandson. No chips (fries) and one pint of beer each night. I will do a brief update each day here using my phone. 

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12     started chatting to someone so couldn't do this as I'd miss the bus!
Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: almonds
  • L:  chicken breast/low fat cheddar/lite mayo on wheat wrap, 2 clementines, soy yogurt
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/mango
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1323 

 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/11/2013:
Yes, It's quiet here now but wait till the 1st of the year when the resolutions start. We will probably see both new and old friends.

grannyannie on 12/11/2013:
Probably true, Ohio!



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Juggled my calories a bit yesterday. Had some good news about pensions I'm about to get and wanted a wee celebration.  Had 1/2 pint of hubby's home brew so didn't add the seeds/nuts to my salad (fair exchange, right?)    Calories were still about 1300. 

Workout at gym: (not a gym day but we'll be away on Friday and Monday)
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 10 mins elliptical
Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell
  • squats with dumbbells
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted in a wrap, 3 small clementines, soy yogurt
  • D: carrot and corinader soup, salad w/pumpkin seeds, walnut pieces, almond slivers, toast w/pb
  • S:  packet of baked crisps, 1/2 pint hub's home brew
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   1319 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/10/2013:
Mornin' Annie ! Enjoy the Brew.

grannyannie on 12/10/2013:
Thanks Ohio!



grannyannie - Monday Dec 09, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.2

Warmed up here today - in the 50's and the sun came out. 

Stuck to menu plan yesterday. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 10 mins rowing machine - intervals
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        
Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  almonds
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wrap, clementine, soy yogurt
  • S:  orange
  • D: leek and beet soup, toast, salad w/pumpkin seeds, walnut pieces, almond slivers
  • S:  packet of baked crisps
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1248 

Progress as of today: 28.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/09/2013:
Mornin' Annie.

grannyannie on 12/09/2013:
Good afternoon, Ohio! :)


skinnygrlwithin on 12/09/2013:
Looks like you're right on track!! It's good to come back after my two week vaca and see you continue to push toward your goals!

grannyannie on 12/09/2013:
Thanks, Skinny. I have not been good but now I feel pressured so I'm seriously back on track.


biscottibody59 on 12/09/2013:
I hope you have a good week there--nice to have a warm-up!

RYC: I saw some news footage of your bad weather--not sure which coastline it was, but WOW!

grannyannie on 12/09/2013:
The bad weather was just about everywhere in Britain. It hit Scotland hard - my area had gusts of up to 80mph but some areas had over 100mph. Part of our big wooden 87 year old gate broke, but might be fixable.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 08, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.2

Our Ugandan daughter has been approved for a work visa!  She's going back to the island where she volunteered this year. This time she'll be staff and get a salary!  We're so excited!!  She'll arrive while we are gone to Thailand but our friends will meet her and give her the suitcase full of winter clothes that she left behind.

Added a lite hot choc last night bringing total to 1272 cals for the day.

Heavy housework today!

Friday we are going to visit grandson for a few days - a challenge food/drink-wise.  I'll try. 
 
Hubby has been trying to make a proper souffle for months. He finally bought a proper souffle dish and it came out perfectly tonight.  Yummy.  Not high in calories either. 

Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried sultana-apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 melted low fat cheddar wraps, clementine, soy yogurt
  • S:  grapes
  • D: small bowl leek and beet soup, smoked haddock souffle, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1261
 

Progress as of today: 28.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/08/2013:
Haddock souffle, eh !

grannyannie on 12/09/2013:
Was good and low cal!



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